Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) issues an appeal for Nepal
The death toll from the April 2015 devastating earthquake in Nepal has risen to above 5,000. Rescue and recovery efforts are being hampered by the damage from collapsed buildings, landslides and aftershocks. Some villages and small communities have been virtually wiped out. The government of Nepal has declared a state of emergency. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing emergency aid through its partnership with ACT Alliance, distributing immediate life-saving supplies such as water, food, shelter and medication.
You can donate for relief efforts online, designating your donation to DR999999 for Nepal; by phoning 800-872-3283 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EDT; by mailing a check to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700; or by texting “PDA” 20222 to make a $10 donation.
Pray for those who suffered loss of family and for those who are working tirelessly to provide rescue, humanitarian aid, and spiritual and psychological support.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been in partnership with the United Mission to Nepal since the mission began on March 5, 1954. In the midst of a vast Hindu majority we have worked with the Christians in Nepal through mission personnel and partner church relationships. Our ministry together consists of church empowerment, community development, health ministries and leadership development. Ecumenism in the Church of Nepal is still under formation. The country is being torn apart by political instability due to an eight-year-long Maoist rebellion. With our Nepalese partner we feel that neither this, nor any other barrier, is insurmountable.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has celebrated more than 50 years of ministry in this South Asian kingdom.
Nepal Partner Church
United Mission to Nepal
The United Mission to Nepal (UMN) is a cooperative effort between the people of Nepal and a large number of Christian organizations from more than 15 countries in four different continents. UMN was established in 1954 with a mission “to minister to the needs of the people of Nepal in the Name and Spirit of Christ, and to make Christ known by word and life, thereby strengthening the universal Church in its total ministry.”
UMN’s vision is that “Nepali individuals and communities will be able to secure their basic needs in a sustainable manner through participation in effective and self-reliant Nepali organizations, including Nepali Christian organizations.”
During 2003-2008 the UMN is giving priority to:
- Aaddressing root causes of poverty
- Addressing injustice
- Peace and reconciliation
UMN will seek to build the capacity of Nepali partners and contribute to the development of national policies in these areas.
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